Boogs is in 3rd Grade this year and is not as interested in fancy lunches as he has been in the past. He is adamantly against buying the school lunch, so I still make his lunch every day. I make fairly boring lunches with an occasional fancy lunch thrown in. Here is a catch up of some of his recent(ish) lunches.
Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey's Cautionary Tale by Mary Jane and Herm Auch
Tang Soo Do lunch
Fred and Friends Ninjabread Cookie Cutters for the pb&j and ham & cheese ninjas, there are radish ninja stars on top of the salad along with extra ham & cheese, and a fruit cup.
The Sherlock Files: The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett
The Trolls by Polly Horvath
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Junkyard by Mike Austin
CuteZCute Robo Bread Bento Sandwich Stamping Cutter set and had to find a book to pair with it for a story themed lunch. Here is a photo from the Amazon description of the set. It is a fun set to play with.
This book was too young for Boogs. He would have loved it a few years ago. It tells the story of two robots who munch and crunch through all of the junk in the junkyard. They are able to clean up so well, they can turn the area into a park. In the Laptop lunchbox: pb&j robot sandwich, almond spare parts, oyster cracker nuts, cheese stick bolts, broccoli trees for the new park, and berries.
Most of Boogs' lunches look like the ones shown below. They don't really
have a theme, just food thrown in a box. I use Applegate Farms and
Boar's Head lunchmeats in Boogs' lunches.
Alexandra from Lunch With Eyeness was very kind to send Boogs this Garfield box. The box was originally sold with an assortment of jams and jellies inside. Boogs was super excited to receive it and insisted that I send his lunch to school in it the very next day. He did not care that lunch in the box was not Garfield themed. This was a thrown together lunch of Italian salami, cheese stick, okra chips, tomatoes, an orange, and a Zbar.
In the ELB lunchbox: pear, carrots, tomatoes, cheese, hard salami, Hawaiian roll, and almonds.
In the ELB lunchbox: orange, green bean & carrot chips, macadamia nuts, ham, crackers, dried apricot, Babybel cheese, and graham cracker cookie letters.
This was a quick DIY lunchable in an ELB lunchbox: cheese, crackers, salami, cashews, blueberries, salad, and yogurt.
In the Laptop Lunchbox: yogurt, mango, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, yogurt covered pretzels, Goldfish crackers, and almond butter & jelly snowflake sandwich.
I used the square Funbites cutting tool to make teeny, tiny, mini ham & cheese sandwiches with orange slices, broccoli, cauliflower, Goldfish crackers, okra chips, and pistachios packed in an ELB lunchbox.
You can find ELB lunchboxes and Laptop Lunchboxes for sale on Amazon HERE and HERE.
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